Former XFL QB could be Chiefs backup after recent report

The XFL might be gone, but it might have done wonders for this quarterback.


St. Louis Battlehawks quarterback Jordan Ta’amu could rise through the quarterback rankings with the right team. After joining the Kansas City Chiefs, there is a legitimate chance that he could take hold of the team’s backup quarterback position.


According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the Chiefs cut 23-year old quarterback Kyle Shurmur.


Shurmur, who is the son of Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, spent most of last season on the practice squad. However, when Patrick Mahomes went down with a knee injury, he was added to backup Matt Moore.


With Shurmur out, Ta’amu will battle former Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.


Ta’Amu was a dual threat quarterback out of Ole Miss and has promise at just 22 years old. He finished with the best completion percentage (72.4%) and led all quarterbacks in rushing yards (217). Some of his other stats included the third-highest passing yards (1,050), and third-highest QB rating (101.3). Again, he could provide a competition for backup quarterback.


Ta’amu becomes the latest XFL quarterback to get a chance to play in the NFL. He joins Carolina Panthers quarterback P.J. Walker.


Walker was the face of the XFL. He led the league in passing yards (1,388), touchdowns (15), and had the second best QB rating (104.4).


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